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ABLE Accounts Help People with Disabilities Save

FINANCE | By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jul 26
A new type of savings account is on the scene, designed specifically for people with disabilities: ABLE accounts.

Ask Brianna: How Should I Spend My First Full-Time Paycheck?

FINANCE | By Brianna McGurran | Jul 23
"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans - all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college.

Are Stocks the New Bonds? Why Investors Are Buying Now

FINANCE | By Marley Jay | Jul 18
As bond yields plunge to record lows and investors look for income, they're pouring money into stocks, sending the market to its own record highs.

Women More Likely Than Men to Face Poverty During Retirement

By Adam Allington | Jul 11
During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty.

How to Do a Background Check on Financial Advisers

FINANCE | Jun 8
A few quick internet searches can save you from handing over your money to a fraudster or someone who has racked up complaints from past customers.

DC Council to Consider Revised Minimum Wage Bill

FINANCE | By Ben Nuckols | Jun 2
A bill to increase the minimum wage to $15 in the nation's capital has been revised to have a less dramatic impact on the city's restaurant industry.

Americans Have Disparate Access to Retirement Plans

FINANCE | By Sarah Skidmore Sell | May 26
Americans who want to retire may face very unequal paths to get there depending on where they live.

Poll: Two-Thirds of U.S. Would Struggle to Cover $1,000 Crisis

By Ken Sweet and Emily Swanson | May 22
Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans' financial conditions remain precarious as ever.

Government Rolls Out New Student Loan Payment Plan

FINANCE | May 4
For those taking out college loans, the government just rolled out a new payment plan.

Retiring Gay, Part Three: Insurance - Not Fun, But Necessary

RETIREMENT | By Ric Reilly | Apr 10
Everywhere you turn there exists an opportunity to insure your every activity. Insurance transfers money from your pocket to the insurance company, so let's take a look at what you get for your premiums.

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